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  1. The DVD Builder works find untill... when I click the burn button, and get it ready to burn a DVD, it crashes, and the program just shuts down without a warning. First, in the process, it says that it 'opening project', and the goes to 'encoding title 1 of 6'... That's where it happens. The program just disappears! It closes completely, no warning, nothing. Just shuts down as if it was never open. The DVD disk capacity is fine, as it is 4.5 gigs out of 4.71 that the disk holds... and besides, this happens with every project I tried to re-burn, even small ones that are only about 1.7 gigabytes. This has never happened before untill now. It just doesn't burn. My computer seems to be alright, as the images that are already on my computer burn without a problem, and other programs also burn with no problem. It is the encoding process that makes it crash... I don't know how to fix it. The same project did burn before, and now it doesn't work. (The burning part does not even start, because it closes before it encodes the DVD). Can anyone help me? I'm not sure what to do... is there a button or something that I have to turn on? Maybe it's some other things on my computer... what should I do???? I use a Dell Dimension 4600, 2003 version Windows XP Home, Service Pack 2 512 RAM, 74GB Single Hard Drive, DVD-/+RW drive, Intell Pentium 4 Processor at 2.4 Ghz... As I said, it worked before... and now, nope.
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    Emc 8: Not As Good As 7?

    I'm sorry for annoying everyone on an issue that you all have probably heard over and over again by amateurs to EMC8, but I think I missed this in the guides, and in the support section of this website. In EMC7, I used to be able to do things such as adjust speed to a hundreth of a percent, adjust green/blue/red coloring (with videos, not just photos), and do everything advanced. The movies looked professional, except they couldn't be widescreen, so I got EMC8. And what happened is that now I can't edit anything the way I used to. Is there a way to do this in EMC8? Also, EMC7 was far more organized. Here, everything is so complicated. Again, I'm sorry for being an amateur, but can anybody please help me? I'll generally list all of the things I can't figure out below: -Coloring (Red, Blue, Green) -Contrast and Brightness -Speed (to the hundreth of a percent, not just tenth) -Color Percent (Adding more color, or reducing it) All of these things were under "Edit --> Adjust" in the right-click menu. They must be somewhere now... right? Oh, and it would be great if there was a way to get the drag-and-drop system of files and effects and stuff from a big window like it was in EMC7. Is that possible? Besides that, how do you Edit effects? None of these options are available. Please note that I didn't install the Contents CD, but the program never insisted on it.... Other than those issues, the program is better feature-wise. -Thanks a million. Richard
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    Emc 8: Not As Good As 7?

    How can I get the delux version? Does it cost another 100 dollars? This is very inconvenient. EMC7 (or actually Videowave 7) cost me $80. It is so much better. Frankly, I am angry and disapointed. Please tell me there is a way to get my money back...? I bought it in a store, and I think I'd prefer to use another software. If there is a way to get the quality of EMC7 with EMC8 (because EMC7 is the best software I have ever seen), please tell me how. Thanks. Last question: Does quality get distorted if I edit a widescreen video in 4:3 aspect ration, render it in 4:3, and then convert it back to 16:9? MyDVD 8 had better be good, for what I paid for all of this entire mumble of Hard-Disk space waisting and uneffective CD.
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    Samsung Blu-ray Burners Coming April 2006

    When you said 50 GB on a dual-layer disk, did you mean a standard DL DVD, or a new specialized type of disk? Still, 50 GB seems like an impossible amount. That's more than standard hard drives
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    This Site

    Just a newbie question: Who decides on which posts are rejected or not? As far as I noticed, all the "Digital Gurus" have a prerogative for that.
  6. Is there a way to get the overlay to work with you as you want it? Like with pan and zoom, there is a way to get the image where you want it, and then using a timeline, you can adjust points of motion, and keep doing that until it's right like you want it. If that was the case with overlay, that would be great. All I can think of now is a green-screen overlay using pan and zoom editing, and then being placed into the picture... but that is a long and difficult process I do not want to undergo... any suggestions? Thanks.
  7. Is there a way to compress a DVD so that the quality is Hollywood style? Because real DVD's have very high quality footage which does not look at all pixalized. Is there any technology that can provide that these days? Is DL DVD the way to go in EMC8? How to? Tnx, for this post, and all others, ahead of time!
  8. Hey, I am trying to make a movie with really cool effects - like stuff disappearing and appearing out of nowhere, and weapons materializing in people's hands when they fight, and stuff like that. I have a CGI program, but I need to figure out just how to combine the effects of CGI with VideoWave. Is it possible with chroma-key, or is there a simpler way?
  9. When I add a sound clip or any kind - this even counts for Native Audio - the first (approximately) half second is cut off, and does not sound. Then it's normal and all, but before that, it just cuts off. This is annoying if I add clips that begin instantly, or when clips switch from one to another without a transition. It sounds dull when you have a nice video, and then all of a sudden a half second with no sound. It breaks the reality, and the comfort of the video. Also, if the songs begin a nano-second late, sometimes, their intro isn't good. Any suggestions?
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    Creating An Intro

    Maybe your DVD player starts playing directly from the DVD menu? Some DVD players do that... my old one used to. In the encoding process, it should say that it's encoding 1 title for menu, 1 title for each title on the menu, and 1 title for the intro. If counted up well, then it is on the burned DVD. Try pressing the "intro", or something of such, on your DVD controls.
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    Output To Tv/vcr

    Watch, this will be the most newbie question of the month: What's the Media Selector?, and what funtion does it do? I really don't know this. LOL. Can someone please explain? Thanks.
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    Super-duper Effects

    That's kinda what I thought was the answer... but I was just wondering if there is a way to sync. the two videos so that the hand doesn't move faster than the sword, and then the cool movie becomes a comedy, if you know what I'm saying. Or is it just a long matter of time? Also, are there any effects, transitions, etc. that are provided with the suit that can help? Any info is useful, tnx.
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    Compressing A Dvd

    Alright... so .avi is the way to go for best quality? And is there another encoding that makes it even better...? Like HD video or something (I don't know much about it).
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    Emc7, 7.5, And Videowave Pro

    Yeah sorry about the confusion... that's basically why I asked. I just refered to everything as "EMC7".
  15. What's the difference between Easy Media Creator 7, Easy Media Creator 7.5, and VideoWave Professional 7? Is there any? Seems like there isn't, but I just wanna make sure.
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    Sound Issue

    Alright. I posted up the comp. specs. Nope, the "fade-in" thing isn't it. It's just a part of a second... maybe saying that it's a second is too much. Doesn't everybody get that? When the video clips change and there is some background noise or sound (as it usually is to an extent when taping with Mini DV Cameras), the sound is just dead for about 1/3 or 1/2 a second between the clips. It takes about 1/4 a second for the sound to "start-up" and "end". This happens with every single sound file, even in the native audio track.
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    Output To Tv/vcr

    I've never done this, so this might be useless information, but here goes: In videowave, there should be something like "output ot tv/vcr" in the output production section. From there, I do believe that it gives you the option of rendering to a somewhat useless file, where you can select the quality. From there, I'm guessing, you need to use a program that came with your specialized video card to transfer the file out into the VCR. What you can also do, and this seems easier to me, is you can manually: burn a DVD, plug in your DVD player into your VCR's input, play back the DVD, and press the record button on your VCR... kind of "dubbing" the movie onto tape. From there, you can just make copies of the tape. Hope I helped. Have fun.
  18. Is there a way to get surround sound editing, even without the help of Roxio, and then somehow combine it in a DVD? Or are my visions beyond reality...
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    Account Issue

    Sweet, thanks!
  20. How do you add a picture to your forum account? A lot of people have cool pictures... I want one too!!!!
  21. When you print a DVD label, how do you paste it onto the disk? Do you like paste it or something? Last time I tried, it fell off and almost broke my driver... help?
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    Newbie - Help!

    What's the iso/DiscCopier route, and how does it let more stuff to be "stuffed" into a DVD? I'm very interested!
  23. Hey it seems like you use sony a lot ! It's a great company... I never had a problem with any of their stuff. Isn't roxio in some wild way a trademark of sony? Or a trademark of a division of sony? I don't know... but it would be nice to know....
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    Split Screen For A Newbie

    You can just use an overlay of the second video and adjust it so that it only covers the un-used half of the screen... Just a random suggestion.
  25. While working with Roxio for about a year now, I've realized something. As professional as the program is, it's also the biggest piece of "software" crap ever made. Literally, there is no other program ever created on this planet with so many issues. Yes, Roxio VideoWave and all that has cool features, such as color adjustment, advanced overlays, and much of this super high-tech pro hollywood stuff, but I'm assuming that Stephen Spielberg doesn't use a program that crashes on him when he tries to burn a DVD, or makes the video all out of sync. when he renders a file. I doubt that Nicole Kidman ever acted in a movie where the transactions were all out-of-tact. I also really doubt that Revolution Studios uses capture software (even when through firewire) that only lets you get a crappy full-of-it low quality 320x160 video onto a computer from a DV Camera. Fortunately, Microsoft lets me use Windows Movie Maker for that function... Oh yeah, I don't mean to be critical, but I'm trying to make a nice movie here, and it seems to me that these "hollywood-style" results are not comming in. I mean, I would LOVE to pay $100 more for a software system if it was all tested and functional. Does anybody have any advice on this topic? Maybe we should tell Roxio to make a GOOD piece of software... Or does somebody know if EMC8 will have the same damned issues? Or does somebody know if there is another software out there (under $200) that provides this type of cool editing without the retarded problems that Roxio has? I mean, really... Films from 1950 had better editing. Hmm... maybe I should add some of those old-age effects to my videos, and say that they were made in the 1930's... that will explain why they look so crappy to the audience. Yeah, that just might work... -Any coments? Please tell me!!! Thanks